Trump has shown a rare flash of flexibility in signing a police reform executive order, breaking a hitherto narrow commitment to law enforcement.
The Conservative victory in the general election of 2019, on a promise to Get Brexit Done, was a crushing defeat for them.
After crushing Labour last year, it might be tempting to rest on our laurels. But we need to act now to keep the extreme left locked out of Number 10.
Too often, discussions about the sector generate more heat than light – and the light falls in the wrong place. We can do better.
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
The fourth in our series: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
The third in our series of pieces: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled, he was dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
And in 2008, I wrote that non-Tories voting for Johnson would swing the Mayoral election. I hope they swing today’s poll in the same way.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,